2018-03-06: News Headlines

RT (2018-03-07). Woman arrested for criticizing cop ex-husband on Facebook – now she's counter-suing. RT US News A Georgia mother and her friend were arrested by her former husband, a serving cop, over a derogatory Facebook post. In the latest twist of an ex-spousal feud, she's now suing him in for violating her civil rights.
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Human Rights Watch (2018-03-07). Indonesia: Medical Groups Silent on Abusive 'Virginity Tests'. Human Rights Watch News Members of the Indonesian Air Force march during celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the Air Force in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 9, 2016. | © 2016 Beawiharta/Reuters | (New York) — Indonesian medical associations should publicly denounce so-called virginity tests obligatory for female applicants to the Indonesian National Armed Forces and National Police, Human Rights Watch said in letters sent on February 20, 2018. Virginity testing is a form of gender-based violence and has been widely discredited, including by the World Health Organization (WHO). | The Indonesian Society of Obstetrics & Gynecology and the Indonesian Medical Association should issue public statements condemning "virginity testing" and demand that Indonesia's police and military cease inflicting it on female applicants. Neither association has formally responded to Human Rights Watch's calls that they pressure…

RT (2018-03-07). US sanctions North Korea over assassination of Kim Jong-nam with VX nerve agent. RT US News Washington has imposed additional sanctions against Pyongyang, formally accusing it of involvement in the assassination of the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Malaysia in 2017 using a chemical warfare agent.
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WSWS (2018-03-06). Sri Lanka university workers maintain indefinite strike as union backtracks. World Socialist Web Site The trade unions were compelled to call the industrial action as workers' unrest grew.

Staff (2018-03-06). Get Me Out of Wakanda! Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists This article first ran on Black Agenda Report on Feb. 22. | #EnemyPropaganda | I finally got around to seeing the "Black Panther" movie Tuesday. I've been black nearly seven decades. My blackness does not require affirmation from the Disney/Marvel Comics Universe, where Tony Stark is a greedy Pentagon contractor, where Captain America is a genetically modified organism, where the Wakandan king and the wannabe king both work with/for the CIA, and where Daredevil's pals (season 1 episode 4) note that investigative reporting on "teachers union scandals" is as personally perilous as crossing the Mafia. |

| For those of us aiming to build a better world, this movie is nothing short of enemy propaganda. | #GetMeTheHellOutaWakanda | In the "Black Panther" movie, all the Wakandan players are royalty, their counselors, their advisers or their rivals. All the strikingly beautiful and…

Kenneth Surin (2018-03-06). Impressions of India, Via Chenai. counterpunch.org I was last in India (Mumbai) exactly this time last year. I am now in Chennai, attending a conference at the University of Madras. India, to say the least, is a vast and diverse country, sometimes in ways hardly imaginable to those not familiar with a subcontinental nation that has 2 official national languages (Hindi More

TRNN (2018-03-06). As Eastern Ghouta Besieged, What is the Answer for Syria? The Real News Network The Syrian government has a license to kill in Eastern Ghouta, and the world is failing to act, says Yasser Munif of Emerson University. But is intervention the answer, and what is to done about the right-wing militants trying to topple Assad? Munif and Aaron Mate discuss…

RT (2018-03-06). Clashes break out over white nationalist's speech at Michigan university. RT US News Supporters and opponents of white nationalist Richard Spencer clashed ahead of his speech at Michigan State University. Fights broke out and police made half a dozen arrests.
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Steve Ellner (2018-03-06). The New York Times' Uncanny Comparison of a Venezuelan Opposition Leader to Martin Luther King. MintPress News Journalistic standards simply don't apply when it comes to the NYT's coverage of Venezuela's radical right-wing opposition, argues University of Oriente Professor Steve Ellner. | The post The New York Times' Uncanny Comparison of a Venezuelan Opposition Leader to Martin Luther King appeared first on MintPress News.

Global Research (2018-03-06). Neocon 101: What do Neoconservatives Believe? Global Research This incisive Christian Science Monitor 2003 article, crossposted on Global Research in 2007 is of relevance to our deeper understanding of Washington's foreign policy: | "Neocons" believe that the United States should not be ashamed to use its unrivaled power — …

Will Podmore (2018-03-06). Lessons From Cuba. counterpunch.org The withdrawal of Soviet aid in 1990 left Cuba's economy on a knife-edge. Cubans lost all their markets in sugar. They ceased to receive foodstuffs, fuel, wood, soap, raw materials. Calories and protein intake were reduced by half. Plans for nuclear energy had to be abandoned. The US intensified its blockade, passing the Helms-Burton Act. It was a case of adapt or die. More

Federico Pieraccini (2018-03-06). Nuclear Weapons and Great Power Politics Are Here to Stay. Global Research When talking about nuclear weapons, it is necessary to clarify some important points before delving into complicated reasoning. | Nuclear weapons are here to stay, and anyone who believes in a progressive denuclearization of the globe is sadly mistaken. Try asking …

Democracy Now! (2018-03-06). Headlines for March 6, 2018. Democracy Now! North Korea Would Stop Nuclear Tests to Hold Talks with United States, Syria: Monitors Say 70 Killed in 24 Hours Amid Ongoing Gov't Assault on Eastern Ghouta, Trump Says He's Not Backing Down from Tariffs Plan, Ex-Trump Campaign Aide Sam Nunberg Says He Won't Cooperate with Mueller Probe, NYT: State Dept. Spent None of $120 Million to Counter Russian Election Meddling, Embattled at Home, Netanyahu Receives Warm Welcome at Trump's White House, 87 Muslim Leaders & Immigration Activists Arrested in D.C. Protesting End of DACA, Trump Taps Dow Lawyer to Head EPA Unit; Data Shows Coal Ash Polluting Groundwater, NYT: Sen. Hatch's Emails Show Oil Was Central in Decision to Shrink Bears Ears, Kashmir: Tens of Thousands Protest Killing of Civilians by Indian Soldiers, DRC: Dozens Killed & Hundreds Displaced in Recent Days Amid Fighting in Ituri Province, Trump Name Pried Off Panama…

Tim Beal (2018-03-06). Korea's Complicated Response to Imperialism: Resistance, Collaboration and Moon Jae-in. Global Research It is always refreshing to read Stephen Gowans. He cuts through the official dissimulation, the cant, the hypocrisy, the bullshit to lay bare a cogent and lucid analysis of the subject. He is anécrivain engagé and there is never …

Democracy Now! (2018-03-06). Sen. Chris Murphy Calls for Reinstating Assault Weapons Ban & Breaking NRA's "Vise Grip" on GOP. Democracy Now! The Florida Senate has voted to support a number of a new gun control measures following the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, which left 17 people dead. Meanwhile, in Washington, Republican lawmakers said last week they're moving on from the debate over gun control, after failing to pass a single bill on firearms in the wake of last month's massacre in Florida. For more, we speak with one of the most vocal advocates for gun control in Washington, Democratic Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut. Shortly after the Florida shooting, Murphy took to the floor of the Senate to call for action. "Let me just note once again for my colleagues that this happens nowhere else other than the United States of America, this epidemic of mass slaughter, this scourge of school shooting after school shooting," Murphy said. "It only happens here, not because of coincidence, not because of bad luck, but as a consequence of our inaction."

Truthout Stories (2018-03-06). Trump Wants to Get Rid of the Heating Support That Kept Me Safe. Truthout Stories (Photo: Yevhen Prozhyrko / Shutterstock) | Thirty seconds: That's how long it takes to support the independent journalism at Truthout. We're counting on you. Click here to chip in! | This article was published by TalkPoverty.org. | For the second year in a row, President Trump's budget plan eliminates the program that provides heating and cooling support for to 6 million households in the United States. To justify the cut to the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), Trump claimed it is "low-performing," "ineffective," and has "difficulty demonstrating effective outcomes." | I'm here to offer an effective outcome: Me. | I grew up in a rural Western Massachusetts town surrounded by forest, farms, and shuttered mills, where it was a 30 minute drive to the nearest grocery store. Winters were a wonderland filled with snow days, cross-country skiing, roaring fires,…

Mehdi Hasan (2018-03-06). Why Does a Prominent U.S. Senator Think Killing Millions of Koreans Would Be "Worth It"? The Intercept Sen. Lindsey Graham says "all the damage" would be justified for U.S. security. This kind of disdain for the lives of foreigners led to the Iraq war. | The post Why Does a Prominent U.S. Senator Think Killing Millions of Koreans Would Be "Worth It"? appeared first on The Intercept.

TRNN (2018-03-06). Exposing the Risks of Global Finance: Yilmaz Akyuz on 'Playing with Fire' (2/2). The Real News Network South Centre Chief Economist explains the deepened financial integration of the Global South as a mechanism of Northern countries to continue compressing wage income. But the growing and massive accumulation of debt worldwide is making the global economy more vulnerable than ever before…

Truthout Stories (2018-03-06). Sen. Chris Murphy: The US Is Exporting Violence and Killing Civilians in Illegal War in Yemen. Truthout Stories On Capitol Hill, three US senators have introduced a bill that would force Congress to vote for the first time on whether to continue US support for the Saudi-led coalition's war in Yemen. The measure was introduced by Republican Mike Lee, Democrat Chris Murphy and Vermont independent Bernie Sanders, who noted that the Constitution gives Congress — and not the president — the power to declare war. For more, we speak with Senator Chris Murphy of Connecticut. | TRANSCRIPT | JUAN GONZàÅLEZ: I then asked Senator Murphy about his support for a new bipartisan bill to end US involvement in Saudi Arabia's devastating war in Yemen. | SEN. CHRIS MURPHY: Well, we're obviously, rightly, focused on the violence that the federal government and the US Congress facilitates in our own country because of our inaction, but we also need to talk about…

Rachel M. Cohen (2018-03-06). Teacher Unrest Spreads to Oklahoma, Where Educators Are "Desperate for a Solution" The Intercept Last summer, Teresa Dank, a third-grade teacher in Tulsa, Oklahoma, gained national attention after she began panhandling to raise money for her classroom. Like many other teachers in a state with some of the lowest education spending in the country, Dank was at her wit's end. Her frustration came to a head two weeks ago, following yet another failed legislative attempt to increase teacher pay. And so she started an online petition, asking for signatures from those who would support a walkout by teachers. Soon another Oklahoma teacher named Alberto Morejon launched a Facebook group to mobilize fellow educators for a walkout, quickly drawing tens of thousands of members. | The increasing momentum for a strike in Oklahoma comes as a strike by West Virginia teachers entered its ninth consecutive school day on Tuesday. State lawmakers, hoping to…

Truthout Stories (2018-03-06). In the Face of Trump's Volatility, DACA Wends Its Way Through Courts. Truthout Stories Demonstrators raise their fists in protest of President Trump's attempts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, outside of the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on March 5, 2018. (Photo: Samuel Corum / Anadolu Agency / Getty Images) | As members of Congress worked against the March 5 deadline Donald Trump had imposed to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), two federal district courts ruled that DACA would continue — for now. On March 6, a third district court judge found Trump's termination of DACA to be lawful. The conflict among the courts of appeals increases the likelihood that the Supreme Court will review the case. It remains to be seen whether Congress or the courts will ultimately take action to protect the Dreamers.Demonstrators raise their fists in protest of President Trump's attempts to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, outside…

Liesl Bradner (2018-03-06). A Neighbor Named Adolf. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists View Liesl Bradner's accompanying photo essay on Nazis in Los Angeles in the 1930s. | Every kid has a childhood story of a creepy old neighbor next door. Just imagine that that neighbor is Adolf Hitler. | This was a reality for Edgar Feuchtwanger, who was 5 years old when he first laid eyes on the future fàºhrer. The now 93-year-old chronicles his 10 years of living across the street from a man who would become the modern definition of evil in his new memoir, " Hitler, My Neighbor: Memories of a Jewish Childhood, 1929-1939." | Told from the viewpoint of a young Jewish-German boy, Feuchtwanger offers a unique and singular perspective. Feuchtwanger, who lived two doors down from Hitler for a decade, documents the years leading up to World War II and the repercussions it had on him and his…

Washington's Blog (2018-03-06). Middle Eastern Wars Have Always Been About Oil. Global Research Relevant article selected from the GR archive, first published on GR in February 2016. | Robert Kennedy Jr. notes: | For Americans to really understand what's going on, it's important to review some details about this sordid but little-remembered history. …

Mehreen Kasana, AlterNet (2018-03-06). Ted Cruz Is Worried About the Rise of a Democratic Contender in Texas. AlterNet.org A blue wave is rising in the historically deep red state. | Thanks to an interview with CNN's Manu Raju, it's clear that Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is "absolutely" worried about Democrats taking over the southern state in the upcoming midterm elections. The race, which will take place in November of 2018, shows strong signs of a blue takeover of Texas with the help of the rising Democratic candidate Rep. Beto O'Rourke from El Paso. On Tuesday, Raju tweeted that Cruz said he was "absolutely" rattled about Democratic turnout in Tuesday's primaries. "The extreme left is energized and angry, and it makes it all important for conservatives to show up in November," Cruz said. To make sense of just why Cruz is uncertain about his prospects of getting re-elected, simply take a look at the fundraising O'Rourke has managed in. . .

Julia Conley, Common Dreams (2018-03-06). Don't Look Now but the West Virginia Teacher Strike Is Spreading. AlterNet.org Oklahoma could be the next site of a statewide walkout. | What is happening in West Virginia may not necessarily stay in West Virginia. As thousands of teachers in the state occupied the state house on the eighth day of a walkout that has closed every public school in West Virginia, momentum is gathering among teachers in Oklahoma for a potential strike to protest their low pay and high healthcare costs. A Change. org petition has gathered more than 25,000 signatures of teachers and supporters who object to the state's low teacher salaries—the lowest average pay for educators in the nation, at $42,460—with hundreds of signatures being added on Monday. Talk of a potential strike grew last month after a proposal called Step Up Oklahoma was defeated in the state House of Representatives. The plan would have raised taxes on the oil. . .

Democracy Now! (2018-03-06). Lori Wallach and Michael Hudson Debate Trump's Plan to Impose Steel & Aluminum Tariffs. Democracy Now! "Trade wars are good, and easy to win." That's the message President Trump tweeted on Friday, sending shockwaves across the globe and sparking fear of impending economic volatility. On Thursday, world stock markets tumbled after Trump announced he plans to impose new tariffs on imports of foreign steel and aluminum. The new tariffs—25 percent on steel and 10 percent on aluminum—will benefit U.S. producers of the metals, while raising prices for companies that manufacture everything from cars to airplanes to high-rise apartments. Prominent Republicans and business leaders have denounced Trump's plan, saying the tariffs will hurt the manufacturing industry and U.S. competitiveness. Trump's announcement has also prompted concerns that other countries will impose retaliatory tariffs while challenging U.S. protectionism at the World Trade Organization. For more, we host a debate. Lori Wallach is the director of Public Citizen's Global Trade Watch and author of "The Rise and Fall of Fast Track Trade Authority." Economist Michael Hudson is the author of "America's Protectionist Takeoff 1815-1914."

RT (2018-03-06). Like King Cyrus and Truman: Netanyahu lavishes praise on Trump for embassy move. RT US News It appears Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has mastered the fine art of flattery. He was certainly not short of praise for US President Donald Trump during their recent meeting in the White House.
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CP Editor (2018-03-06). Lori Wallach and Michael Hudson Debate Trump's Plan to Impose Steel & Aluminum Tariffs. counterpunch.org

Staff (2018-03-06). North Korea Reportedly Open to Disarmament Talks With U.S.. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists Kim Jong Un's willingness to hold a "candid dialogue" to establish diplomatic relations follows a year of increased fears of war on the Korean Peninsula. | The post North Korea Reportedly Open to Disarmament Talks With U.S. appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

Robert Mackey (2018-03-06). Landslide Win for Italian Candidate Who Promised to Defend "White Race" The Intercept Voters in Lombardy, the region of northern Italy that includes Milan, elected a new governor this week, giving a landslide victory to a far-right candidate who said during the campaign that Italy must expel hundreds of thousands of immigrants in order to defend the "white race." | Attilio Fontana, the candidate of the far-right Northern League, made the remark in January as he tried to explain why his party's promise to "stop the invasion" of Italy by African immigrants was not racist. | Speaking on his party's radio station, Fontana said that the league's promise to deport all 600,000 undocumented immigrants who have arrived in Italy since 2014, mostly from Africa, was "not an issue of being xenophobic or racist, but a question of being logical or rational." | "We can't take in everyone," he argued, "because if we did, we…

Martha Rosenberg, AlterNet (2018-03-06). Inside the Medical Device Racket. AlterNet.org Millions of Americans have under-regulated and overhyped devices in their bodies. | Imagine a TV ad for a hip replacement device. Over scenes of the puppies and sunsets, a voiceover warns, "Hip replacements may cause tissue death, the destruction of muscles, bones and ligaments, nerve damage, mental changes, thyroid disorder, vision and hearing problems and heart failure. " Such ads may soon be part of primetime viewing, not just because the device industry is starting to advertise but because medical device side effects are as scary as, if not worse than, drug side effects. According to a chilling new book by Jeanne Lenzer, The Danger Within Us: America's Untested, Unregulated Medical Device Industry and One Man's Battle to Survive It, an estimated 6. 7 million Americans a year——almost 70 million in a decade——are implanted with artificial knees, hips and shoulders, spinal hardware, pacemakers, stents,. . .

WSWS (2018-03-06). West Virginia teachers demand the right to affordable healthcare. World Socialist Web Site The teachers' union has sought to bury the issue of insurance funding as part of its attempt to sell out the strike.

Human Rights Watch (2018-03-06). Violence Erupts Within Zimbabwe's Opposition Party . Human Rights Watch News Mourners gather in Buhera, Zimbabwe, for the burial of the late Movement For Democratic Change (MDC) leader Morgan Tsvangirai, February 20, 2018. | © 2018 Dewa Mavhinga/Human Rights Watch | Opposing factions of Zimbabwe's opposition party, the Movement for Democratic Change-Tsvangirai (MDC-T), descended into violence as they struggle for control in the wake of party leader Morgan Tsvangirai's death last month. | On Sunday, violence within MDC-T's offices in Bulawayo, in southwest Zimbabwe, spilled over into the streets. The fracas left scores injured and several vehicles damaged. Anti-riot police were deployed to stop the violence, but no arrests were made. | This incident follows other outbursts of violence within the party, including at the February 20 burial of Tsvangirai in Buhera, Manicaland province. There, scores of MDC-T party youth threw stones at and roughed-up party…

Whitney Webb (2018-03-06). Zionist Lobby, with Backing from Adelson, Greasing the Skids for McMaster's Ouster. MintPress News The Zionist Organization of America's ongoing efforts to ax McMaster as National Security Adviser gained considerable momentum after securing the support of Zionist billionaire donor Sheldon Adelson. | The post Zionist Lobby, with Backing from Adelson, Greasing the Skids for McMaster's Ouster appeared first on MintPress News.

Nick Pemberton (2018-03-06). And The Oscar Goes To: Petty Russian Crimes. counterpunch.org Were you looking to escape the barrage of anti-Russia hysteria on Sunday night? You might have turned on the Oscars. Think again! Other than a beautiful set design, these Oscars, led by the all too folksy Jimmy Kimmel, were a complete drag. The award for best documentary went to Icarus, a film about the Russian doping scandal More

RT (2018-03-06). 'How can one not be a Russophobe?' — asks former CIA agent … and Twitter answers. RT US News The notion that some people might not identify as Russophobic is apparently so perplexing to former CIA agent John Sipher, that he felt the need to put the question to Twitter. Then he felt the need for some backtracking.
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WSWS (2018-03-06). Chicago Ford workers speak out in support of West Virginia teachers. World Socialist Web Site Chicago autoworkers expressed their support for the West Virginia teachers on strike and denounced the conditions they face.

RT (2018-03-06). Boobie trap email: Utah State Bar sends picture of topless woman to lawyers. RT US News Lawyers in Utah received a very NSFW email Monday. An image of a topless woman popped up in an email sent from the Utah State Bar, shocking lawyers across the region.
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Frances Moore Lappé, Adam Eichen, FAIR (2018-03-06). How an Anti-Democracy Media Landscape Led to Trump. AlterNet.org A closer look at the 1990s and the deregulation of media. | An excerpt from Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want (Beacon Press, 2017): As far back as 1835, perhaps our nation's earliest and most astute observer, Alexis de Tocqueville, understood the power of the media. He described the press as "the chief democratic instrument of freedom. " But today our "instrument of freedom" seems to mean the freedom to enrich oneself privately, whatever it takes. How did we get to this sad state? In 1969, the US Supreme Court unanimously upheld the public-good understanding of the press, stating, "The First Amendment is relevant to public broadcasting, but it is the right of the viewing and listening public, and not the right of the broadcasters, which is paramount. " In the 1960s, for example, media broadcasting gas-guzzling. . .

Michael Edison Hayden, Newsweek (2018-03-06). Is the Alt-Right on the Verge of Collapse? AlterNet.org Seven months after Charlottesville, the movement is rudderless and rife with infighting. | Alt-Right Movement Hit By Infighting and Defection: The white supremacist, alt-right movement that rose during the presidential campaign of President Donald Trump appears to be splintering. Kyle Bristow, an attorney and key ally to alt-right leader Richard Spencer said this weekend he was dropping out of politics a day before he was slated to host a white nationalism-themed conference in Detroit, Michigan. As. . . | Related Stories: Don't Look Now but the West Virginia Teacher Strike Is SpreadingDonald Trump and John Kelly Lied About Getting UCLA's Basketball Players Out of China: ReportRepublican Strategist Was Told Mueller Has Documents Linking Trump to Russian Interests During Campaign

Marc Levy (2018-03-06). William Joiner Institute Under Siege. counterpunch.org In 1995, when reading my paperback copy of The Sorrow of War, by the North Vietnamese veteran and novelist Bao Ninh, I would fall into a trance, feel as if I were floating above my bed. What was happening, I did not know. Several months later, traveling in Southeast Asia, I invented excuses to not locate Ninh. More

TRNN (2018-03-06). If Netanyahu is Ousted, What Follows? (1/2). The Real News Network Israeli society "lives in denial" more than any other society, says Haaretz columnist Gideon Levy, referring to the suffering the occupation of Palestine causes…

RT (2018-03-06). Trump tweets of 'possible progress' in North Korea talks, but warns of 'false hope'. RT US News President Donald Trump has said that "possible progress" is being made in talks between North and South Korea, but warned the United States is ready to "go hard" in either direction. |
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Liesl Bradner (2018-03-06). Nazis in Los Angeles. Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists The post Nazis in Los Angeles appeared first on Truthdig: Expert Reporting, Current News, Provocative Columnists.

RT (2018-03-06). Why BBG needs Tor & its influence over the 'anonymous browser'. RT US News It would be dangerous to say that Tor is only a tool for nefarious people. On the other hand, it's useful for protecting activists, whistleblowers, lawyers and journalists, former MI5 intelligence officer Annie Machon told RT.
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Truthout Stories (2018-03-06). The Obamacare Tax Penalty Is(n't) Dead. Truthout Stories (Photo: Valeri Potapova / Shutterstock) | In times of great injustice, independent media is crucial to fighting back against misinformation. Support grassroots journalism: Make a donation to Truthout. | Rick, Patrick and Michael recently commented on Covered California's Facebook page, urging others to ditch health insurance because: | "No more fines or penalties!!! Trump took care of that!! Saved me 700 bucks this year!!!" | "Trump removed the penalty for not having insurance." | "I'm pretty sure Trump abolished the illegal penalty." | They're right — and wrong. | On Dec. 22, President Donald Trump did indeed sign a sweeping tax bill that repeals the Affordable Care Act's tax penalty by zeroing out the fines. | Opponents of the tax penalty rejoiced, and many, like Rick, Patrick and Michael, assumed it took effect immediately. | Not…

RT (2018-03-06). US Navy boasts 'historic first' shipboard deployment of F-35B to Pacific (PHOTOS, VIDEO). RT US News The US Navy boasts that it has deployed its first carrier-load of F-35B stealth attack planes to the Pacific Ocean. The USS Wasp departed Japan with an airworthy squadron of the super-expensive jets aboard.
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WSWS (2018-03-06). Parasitism and "tax reform": Trump's corporate tax cuts fuel stock buybacks, not investment. World Socialist Web Site Catalyst Capital predicts that 2018 will be the biggest stock buyback year on record, with corporations spending $1.2 trillion to push up their share values.

Truthout Stories (2018-03-06). The US Is Poised to Become World's Top Fossil Fuel Producer. Truthout Stories Thanks in part to the shale fracking boom, the US is poised to dominate fossil fuel production globally in the coming years. Wealth from oil and gas comes with the dangers posed by pollution, new pipelines and petrochemical infrastructure, pitting environmental activists and vulnerable communities against the world's wealthiest resource extractors.Booming oil production in the US will have an immediate impact on climate, public health and environment. (Image: Anton Watman / Shutterstock; Edited: JR / TO) | This story wasn't funded by corporate advertising, but by readers like you. Can you help sustain our work with a tax-deductible donation? | The United States is poised to become the world's top oil producer and may dominate fossil fuel production globally in the coming decades, thanks in part to the rise of fracking, which has unlocked deep reserves and sparked environmental controversies across the…

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